Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday, July 27, 2007

July 13, 2007. Volume 03, Number 25

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Greetings from the Finger Lakes Region of New York State’s Southern Tier. Coming to you today, Friday the 27th, from the Mobile Studio. The northernmost point on my long trip with the Mobile Studio. Great fun. Though internet access has been spotty, at best. I’ve finally found a WiFi connection strong enough to allow me to upload the audio file and web pages.

This week we take a final look at the run-up to the Upper House election on Sunday. With a focus on the two issues I think are most critical: the government’s failure to correct problems of SIA’s mismanagement of public pension records, and public resentment over enduring, pervasive problems with political funding.

No bluegrass this week. Sorry. And the sound quality of this program may not be quite what it should be. The Mobile Studio is very much a work in progress.

But thanks for tuning in. And, as always, continue to send your comments and suggestions to me at And click on over to the Japan Considered Project website for a transcript of this, and past, programs. As well as other resources related to Japan’s domestic politics and conduct of international relations.